National Pet Month – Buck (Call of the Wild)

by jeanineoloughlin


May is National Pet Month so here are some famous pets in literature.

Buck – Call of the Wild

Buck is a mutt St Bernard living happily with a family in California as a pet. He’s then stolen and sold where he’s shipped to Seattle and eventually makes his way to the Klondike region of Canada as a sled dog. Buck faces many different trials with nature, human, and canine. It’s a story I read several times in school and loved each time for its insight into another time in history and people through the eyes of one dog.